Technical ignorance allows for some funny situations

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Gee dad, it's a Wurlitzer.
    Lighten up
    Not all homeopathic medicines are water. Some actually work. Some only
    work because of the placebo effect. And others do not work at all.
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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  2. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Can't say for sure. I've never dated a radiocarbon. Though I have made
    my transmitters.
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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  3. RichA

    Guest Guest

    yes there is and it's often hilarious at what idiocy people say/post.
    they'll no doubt have some crazy explanation, probably that it was an
    ordinary hasselblad left out in the desert, perhaps in arizona where
    the moon landing was supposedly staged, to 'age'.

    the flat-earth society is another fun one. the nonsense they parrot can
    be an absolute hoot. they claim that the earth is actually a bowl and
    'orbiting' is just riding around the rim.
    the ufos might be rarer, but the loonies are in full force.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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  4. RichA

    Guest Guest

    sure, but that's all it can cure because dehydration is a lack of water.

    the loonies think it can cure all sorts of stuff. it can't.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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  5. RichA

    Guest Guest

    it takes a special kind of stupid to come up with that shit.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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  6. RichA

    Guest Guest

    the majority are water and so highly diluted that there is not even 1
    molecule of the original substance.

    a little sugar might be added for taste but that's about it.
    if they do anything at all, it's a complete coincidence.

    it's a complete scam.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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    Martin Brown Guest

     
    Martin Brown, Jun 10, 2014
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    android Guest

    oki... the flat bowl society it is... do they charge for membership? or
    do they make you spend your heritage on classes like the auuch...
    the word of whatever shape (bad really) want's to know!
     
    android, Jun 10, 2014
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    android Guest

    not complete. they believe in it and it's called potentification or
    something.
     
    android, Jun 10, 2014
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    Guest Guest

    oki... the flat bowl society it is... do they charge for membership? or
    do they make you spend your heritage on classes like the auuch...
    the word of whatever shape (bad really) want's to know![/QUOTE]

    there's a free membership level and paid options as well.

    <http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/>
    Official Membership - After much planning, we are now ready to
    officially accept new members to the Society. Becoming an associate
    member of the Society is free and is as simple as sending a postcard.
    For those who wish to take on a more committed role in the Society,
    full membership (including a signed certificate, membership card and
    hand-numbered Flat Earth Society medallion) is available for a small
    donation.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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  11. RichA

    Guest Guest

    yep.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Looks like you learned a new word today.
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    If you look at the definition, vaccines, and anti-venoms, fall into the
    category of homeopathic medicines.

    Here's what WebMD has to say about it.
    <http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/homeopathy-topic-overview>

    Yes there are a lot of scams. But some of them really do work. Chicken
    soup is an old remedy that truly provides symptomatic relief.
    Acupuncture and trans-cutaneous electrical devices really do provide
    pain relief.
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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  14. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Here is a thought provoking article on the efficacy of TCM.

    <http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/553037>
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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    android Guest

    there's a free membership level and paid options as well.

    <http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/>
    Official Membership - After much planning, we are now ready to
    officially accept new members to the Society. Becoming an associate
    member of the Society is free and is as simple as sending a postcard.
    For those who wish to take on a more committed role in the Society,
    full membership (including a signed certificate, membership card and
    hand-numbered Flat Earth Society medallion) is available for a small
    donation.[/QUOTE]

    you're in the know... you know too much to be on the outside... YOU'RE
    ONE OF "THEM"!!!
     
    android, Jun 10, 2014
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  16. RichA

    Guest Guest

    no they don't.

    vaccines contain inert antigens so the body's immune system can build
    up antibodies, but on occasion, there can be side effects and even
    death.

    a homeopathic remedy (it's not medicine) is a substance that is highly
    diluted in water, so much so that it won't even have one *molecule* of
    the substance in the final product.

    in other words, it's plain water.

    it's complete bullshit and does absolutely nothing whatsoever to cure
    anything that plain ordinary water would not do.

    however, it can't hurt, because it's just water.

    at best, it's a placebo. at worst, someone tries it instead of proper
    treatment and gets worse and possibly dies.
    that doesn't say much of anything.
    chicken soup is not considered homeopathy and doesn't always work
    anyway.
    also not homeopathy and they make extreme claims.
     
    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Jun 10, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    You cannot figure the back door?
    Oh my!
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    From the article:
    "highly diluted or "potentiated" substances. There is some evidence to
    show that homeopathic medicines may have helpful effects."
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Here's a quote from the above article:
    "Homeopathy is based on the idea that "like cures like." That is, if a
    substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very
    small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. In theory, a
    homeopathic dose enhances the body's normal healing and self-regulatory
    processes."

    That is exactly how vaccines work.
    Some, but not all. Some are live vaccines.


    And your authority for that statement applying to ALL?
    Depends on the dilution factor.

    You are also aware that an excess of water is a major killer of people?
    Such extreme claims that TNS requires a prescription. It seems that body
    builders were using them to cure pain, to the degree that they were
    suffering pulled tendons without feeling the pain.
    BTW I used to be on the board of a TNS manufacturer, and have seen the
    results of controlled efficacy studies. I am telling you that they
    greatly reduce pain. However, the newer ones are not as good.
     
    PeterN, Jun 10, 2014
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